What we believe
With God’s love at our core, we partner with diverse faith communities and local organizations to actively create paths of peace, justice, compassion, fellowship and inclusion.
WE ARE A CHURCH THAT WELCOMES YOU!
Alki UCC is an Open and Affirming Faith Community
From National UCC Racial Justice Minister, Rev Dr Velda Love:
God does not sanction human suffering, including America’s involvement in:
Inhumane social confinement due to mass incarceration and surveillance of communities of color
Global confiscation of another culture's land and resources
Human trafficking and the enslavement and sexual violence and assault against women and children
Deportation and the separation of families from immigrant communities
Police brutality and militarized tactics and abuses resulting in the murder of people of color
Using global armaments and acts of terrorism on innocent civilians domestically and abroad
Supporting White Christian supremacy over and against non-Christian faith communities
to meet difficulties and dangers; the spirit of love which will carry us through opposition.” 2 Timothy 1:7
Alki UCC stands in solidarity with those protesting police brutality and all forms of racism that have harmed and murdered BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color). Alki UCC calls for the dismantling of systemic racism in our country, and for all of us to personally work on our implicit bias and prejudices. We stand with those who seek systemic change in our country, who boldly envision an equitable world in which justice and peace rain down on all its peoples. We pray for The Kingdom of Heaven to be realized on Earth, that all its abundance is indeed available to all; we pray for a society in which we honor, respect and support each other as Children of God, no matter one’s race, sexual orientation, gender, politics, ethnicity or tribe.
Belief in Action
Alki UCC joins West Seattle's Admiral UCC in their leadership of antiracism education. Admiral UCC is offering powerful opportunities for all to learn and grow in antiracist practice, led by Pastor Andrew Conley-Holcom. We invite you to participate in the online West Seattle Anti-Racist Book Club and the documentary film series Telling the Truth about Race.Alki UCC and Admiral UCC are predominantly white congregations in predominantly white neighborhoods. We understand that the most important thing we can do is to grow our own antiracist practices and to advocate antiracist thought and action in our community.
Who Is the United Church of Christ?
Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the United Church of Christ has more than 5,000 churches throughout the United States. Rooted in the Christian traditions of congregational governance and covenantal relationships, each UCC setting speaks only for itself and not on behalf of every UCC congregation. UCC members and churches are free to differ on important social issues, even as the UCC remains principally committed to unity in the midst of our diversity. Read more at www.ucc.org